Not long in my opinion. He currently has a salary of around $371,000. Nice pay for most of us, but chicken scratch for an FBS coach. 370K is very near the bottom of all FBS head coaches salaries. Coach Kill left NIU to be a door mat for Big 10 teams but at the tune of 1.2 million a year. I'll take an ass kicking too for that kind of a raise!! Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz makes just under 4 million annually and has the 6th highest salary in FBS. After one year at NIU, coach Doeren was on the short list of candidates at Kansas University. The Jayhawks decided on Charlie Weis but coach Doeren being the Kansas native would of snatched that up in a minute. If NIU is serious about becoming the next Boise State? We are going to need to pay the kind of salary that keeps coaches in town.